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Sharp See-Through Solar Panels Generates Power on Glass

September 26, 2012 / No Comments

Sharp has successfully developed a technology which can generate electricity on see-through glass. This see-through solar panel is mainly designed for balcony railings and skyscraper windows. The semi-transparent solar panel can be installed on the fa├žade of buildings. With a capacity of 6.8 percent and a maximum output of 95 watts, the panel size ranges from 4.5 feet wide and 3.2 ...

Sharp, Sanyo and Gifu University Team Up on Solar Cell Research

October 10, 2008 / No Comments

Ah, this is something Japan knows how to do, and do well. Research. Sharp Corp. Sanyo Electric Co. and 15 other companies has joined forces with Gifu University to conduct research on nanocrystalline silicon, a promising material for highly energy-efficient thin-film solar cells. The consortium will explore the nanocrystalline silicon as the next-generation photovoltaic material = solar cell. Japan is a leader in ...

Sharp Launches Sunvista, New Solar Cells with Highest Conversion Rate

June 6, 2008 / 1 Comment

Osaka's Sharp Corp has a new residential solar cell panel (polycrystaline) that Sharp says has the highest solar-to-electric conversion rate to date. The new environmentally friendly product is called SunVista and will be released on Jun 18th. The addition of a third main electrode instead of the conventional two is the difference. Sharp's conversion rate will be 14.4% compared to the ...